Yodel has added 13 sites to its network for this Christmas as it prepares to handle 15% more parcels than last year. The temporary sites include five standalone service centres, seven satellite depots and a returns centre in the Midlands. They are located at: Newbridge, East Kilbride, Preston, Selby, Sheffield, Cambridge, Borehamwood, New Cross, Newhaven, Bridgwater, Farnborough, Eastbourne and Tilehurst. It has also extended existing sites by adding fixed canopies, and it has established a ‘control tower’ at its Wednesbury […]
Crawley-based Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has launched a suite of products it claims will make it easier for retailers to manage their interaction with parcel carriers. GFS said that faced with an ever-increasing volume of parcels, primarily generated by online retail, some parcel operators have attempted to manage the strain on infrastructure by setting limits on the number of items which they are prepared to carry. This was seen last month Yodel said it had capped the amount of parcels […]
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.